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spell1

spell1

 
pronunciation:
spel
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
spell out
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: spelled, spelling, spells, spelt
definition 1: to name or write the letters of (a word) in order.
definition 2: to form (a word), as letters in order.
C-A-T spells "cat."
definition 3: to mean or amount to.
Wealth does not spell happiness.
phrase: spell out
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to form a word or words by naming or writing the letters in order, often in a specified manner.
She spells perfectly.
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derivation: spellable (adj.)